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About harveyb258

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  1. Very nice work, indeed, Thierry. It was hard enough doing it in 1/12, so to achieve this, at half the scale... with limited dexterity (atm), is a tremendous feat. Hat's off matey! Cheers, H
  2. Splendid job, Jo. It's good to see some more progress on this. Cheers, H
  3. you're supposed to cut material...not your thumb. Keep up the good work to you both.....BB- keep on Cheers, H
  4. ...and of course, thank you for providing us with so much wonderful work, matey!!!!
  5. Thank you all for your kind comments, chaps. Always much appreciated. @Schwarz-Brot and @Jo NZ in reply to your questions: the different lengths were achieved by stamping side-by-side. To keep them straight, I glued ally strips to mark the top and bottom lines of each row. Then, as long as the first louvre is pressed square to the top line there shouldn't be a problem with alignment. You just have to ensure that the previous louvre is kept tight to the shoulder of the female part which each successive cut. Easier said than done, though.... It will live again... even if only in scratch-world... You can have my assurance on that, my good man. Cheers, H
  6. More delicious details to feast the eyes upon. Lovely job, Sir. Cheers, H
  7. Greetings chaps. Finally, more to report on the bonnets. Feeling a bit miffed at my error, I decided to fashion some sort of louvre press. Now, as you have come to expect of me...it's crude. The female tool is made from an electrical plug pin ( good hard brass), into which I cut a groove and shoulders with a needle file. The male tool had to be sharpenable (tool steel), so I sacrificed a couple of screwdriver bits and ground and honed them to shape. I then set up on drill press. A simple means of locking the spindle... Then, my nightmare began.... here's some I made earlier And then finally... I'm still not 100% happy with the results though, so I will probably make another pair....but not just yet, I've had enough of them at the moment, tbh. It's time to get stuck in to the front brakes, upright and steering etc. That's all for now, folks! Thanks for watching. Cheers, H
  8. Lovely work on a lovely kit. Just a small point....should there be telescopic dampers inside the front springs???????????? Cheers, H
  9. In that case, my friend, I would be tempted to replace them with some nice, polished ally or nickel .... you don't have to worry too much about the masking being perfect because any paint seepage is far easier to remove from metal than plastic.
  10. Lovely work, as always, Thierry. The horizontal chrome strips- are they metal, or plastic? Cheers, H
  11. Continued excellence, Dan. Every update is a feast for the eyes. Cheers, H
  12. I fully agree!!! Tbh, I think the Ts-54 is a nice shade, but the metal flake would look way too large in scale on such a small model. Clear blue over chrome would give a more realistic metallic finish imho.
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